| Jan 1, 2012
| 5:45 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — On the play Chicagoans will remember most from the Bears' season-ending 17-13 victory Sunday over the Vikings, safety Major Wright nearly made it a meaningful game after all.
Wright leaped to break up a pass intended for Vikings...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:40 PM
The Bears weren't able to add help at defensive tackle during the draft, so they found some on the street.
An NFL source told the Tribune the team agreed to terms Thursday night with John McCargo, a former first-round draft pick of the Bills, and DeMario...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Ten thoughts on the Chicago Bears after their 20-17 exhibition victory Friday night over the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.
1. Lovie Smith always has said that it's hard to make final roster cuts, with plenty of hard decisions in the process....
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:34 AM
Any time the Bears want to rush the passer, fine by me.
Sure, the Bears had a series of problems against the Giants on Friday night. Bears coach Lovie Smith said the practice game was like a final exam, and in that case, the Bears’ first-...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 6:20 PM
Pardon me if I'm a smidge disjointed with this one. I have had no experience writing about a Bears offense with players at the skilled positions who are capable of taking a team to a Super Bowl.
And I have no memory of a Bears defense that appears to...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 5:34 AM
GREEN BAY -- The coaching adage is that a team is never as good as it might look in a victory and never as bad as it might appear in a defeat. Keeping that in mind, we’ll try to maintain perspective with 10 thoughts coming out of another ugly loss...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Dave Toub was forced to wonder how it would shake out at this time a year ago when the Bears' top six tacklers on special teams all were headed to unrestricted free agency.
He's in a similar position again as five of the top eight core players, based...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Stephen Paea is injured. Of course he is. It’s what he does, occasionally finding a spasm of health and talent to rush the passer.
Paea had a bad knee last season, then underwent arthroscopic surgery and looked like a player during the early...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 10:36 PM
Soccer -- Premiere League, Liverpool at Swansea, 7:15 a.m. (ESPN2).
National Football League -- Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, noon (FOX); Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs, noon (CBS); San Francisco 49ers at New...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:03 PM
Soccer--Premier League, 8:55 a.m. (ESPN2); MLS Playoffs, Eastern Conference Championship, First Leg, 2:30 p.m. (NBC)
College Football--Arkansas at South Carolina, 11 a.m. (CBS); Iowa State at Texas, 11 a.m. (ABC); Northwestern...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 10:15 PM
Tennis--ATP World Tour Finals, 8 a.m., 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
NFL Football--Denver Broncos at Carolina Panthers, Noon (CBS); Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings, Noon (FOX); Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles, 3:25 p.m. (FOX); Houston...